According to the CDC, “most hearing difficulty cases among workers (58%) were linked to loud noise on the job and could be prevented if the noise was reduced to safe levels.” They further estimate the twenty-two million workers are exposed to loud noise on the job each year. Industrial manufacturing environments must give increased attention to issues concerning industrial noise control and the effects of noise on workers while on the job.
Continual exposure to high levels of noise can lead to a number of auditory problems, including permanent hearing loss. Short term exposure to loud noise is also problematic, as it can temporarily impair hearing or create a sensation of ringing in the ears. Although short-term problems may subside once an individual leaves the noisy area, repeated exposures to loud noise may result in severe and long-term damage to hearing.
Industrial workplace noise has also been shown to contribute to stress and reduced productivity, impairing communication and concentration. The likelihood of workplace accidents and injuries may also increase if it is difficult to hear warning signals. For these reasons, OSHA regulates the level of noise allowable in industrial environments.
A wide range of noise abatement solutions have been developed for noisy processes and equipment to address the need for compliance. Industrial noise control equipment solutions include:
- Silencers for fans and ventilation
- Industrial mufflers
- Noise enclosures and panels
Air Solutions is your source for knowledgeable experience in developing effective industrial noise control solutions. Our solution development process begins with an assessment of your facility and processes. We work with you in developing a plan for replacing or modifying equipment and spaces to reduce noise levels and meet OSHA requirements.
Our team also has a thorough understanding of noise abatement and required noise control standards and regulations to serve our customers’ needs in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama. We will develop an industrial noise control solution that meets the needs of your facility and budget, and ensure OSHA compliance. Contact us to discuss your needs.